Nurses Week 2016 begins tomorrow, Friday May 6 and runs through Thurs. May 12 which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The American Nurses Association theme for Nurses Week this year is Culture of Safety; It Starts With You. Here are some FREE content GiveAways to get the party started…. Be sure to check out ANA’s FREE GiveAway WEBINAR, Culturally Congruent Care; Why Diversity Makes a Difference. Fastaff Travel Nursing is running a contest and giving away two $500 Southwest Airlines gift cards for nominating “someone who is a part of your nurse family and describe how he or she enhances your nurse experience.” See #fastaffnursefamily give-away. TopRNtoBSN.com has created a guide…
Job Resources and National Nurses Week Theme
I’ve been a bit slow to catch up on my emails and other reading. Here’s a great resource from ANA about Career Resources for New Grads. Also from ANA is the 2011 National Nurses Week Theme: Nurses Trusted to Care. Media guides and other info is available at the ANA site. National Nurses Week is May 6-12.
National Nurse Act Needs ANA Support- NOW
The ANA has elected a new president to serve for the next two years. Her name is Karen Daley. I know that there are many of us who hope that the new board will be more devoted to supporting nurses and the nursing profession and less affected by the power and role as others have been in the past. To that end, I sincerely hope that the new ANA Board will look closely at the National Nurse proposal and add the ANA’s support to this very important issue. Kim McAllister at Emergiblog has written an excellent open letter to the ANA asking for their support of the National Nurse campaign.…
Tell ANA You Support a National Nurse
If you’d like to share your support of the Office of a National Nurse with the American Nurses Association, please send an email to the new CEO, Marla Weston, at email@example.com. The ANA opposes the idea of the ONN, but have they polled the membership or do a few officers make these decisions on their own? This is a burning question. If you are a member of ANA have you been asked for your opinion about this issue, or other issues that ANA takes a stand on? Make your voice heard to the ANA on this issue. You should also read Nurse Ratched’s post.
Review Draft Competencies for Clinical Nurse Specialists
The ANA (American Nurses Assoc.) is asking nurses to review the draft competencies and specific behaviors for entry-level Clinical Nurse Specialists and to take a survey which rates theses items and provides feedback about how these competencies reflect the current practice and academic preparation in your role as a CNS. The information and survey will be available until May 24,2008.